Jersey runs out of steam in 'Race to The Top'

TRENTON - New Jersey will not receive its share of billions of dollars in federal money in the "Race to The Top." While the Garden State was a finalist, it was not one of the nine states chosen to receive funding.

Less than a month ago, Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) spoke about his revised proposal to win the federal money. Tuesday, opponents of the Christie administration were pointing fingers.

It's not clear whether or not the original application was strong enough to win. The U.S. Department of Education hasn't said where New Jersey came up short. The plans were supposed to stress education reform and teacher accountability.

The governor has still promised to apply for more than $200 million in stimulus money for New Jersey schools.

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